Steven Brill's recent Time special report shows the impossible costs of healthcare for many American families. It's impossible to eliminate risk and prevent all need for expensive medical care, but there are things you can do to minimize your risk of being caught up in an expensive and painful medical merry-go-round. It starts with behavior.
If there were ever an overused, namby-pamby vanilla buzzword, "wellness" is it. Nonetheless, it refers to a process that is essential to human thriving: our ability to adapt to adapt to changing circumstances.
Wellness is a stance towards life in which one is engaged with his or her highest priorities in a process of constant adaptation to changing circumstances. Wellness in Action is maintaining a sense of who we are and what we stand for, even as we are buffeted by the ceaseless, unsparing rigors of change.